Today was the day for my once a year mall trip. I rarely go to a mall for anything, but once a year I have my eyes checked at a lens crafters in a mall.
Last time I was there I noticed there were quite a few stores vacant – this time it was much worse! I was tempted to count because at first glance it seemed like maybe only half the stores were actually open. My short term memory is really bad though so I didn’t try. I know what it would have been – maybe a third way through the mall I’d lose count and have to walk all the way back to the other end and start over. And that would have happened at least 3 or 4 times. I would have got quite a bit of exercise in though.
Bad sign of the state of the economy when that many stores are closed. A few looked like they were just closed for the day – and are probably open on evenings and weekends. But many were just vacant. In general, very few people at the mall at all too. Now, it was daytime on a weekday but it shouldn’t be that bad. Even considering that I think they are trying to reduce the number of teenagers hanging out at the mall there still should have been more people.
And I bought a swimming suit today! I know this is pathetic, but its been at least 20 years since I’ve bought one! I think its pretty cool the way the 2 piece suits are sold separately now. And the bottom parts have options of shorts like things and ones that are sort of like skirts. This time of year I didn’t have many options – but everything was reduced in price which was nice.
Most of the ones I liked the best weren’t in my size. But I found one that was not too bad. It was the shorts type. Black mostly, with some blue in it. I thought afterward that maybe a light colored one would have been better – dark might just make me look even more pale.
I’m skinny but I’m having a hard time feeling comfortable walking around in public in a swimming suit anymore. Maybe I’m getting old. It feels like walking around in underpants and a bra. My legs are skinny and flabby at the same time. I need to work on that! At least with the bottom part like shorts I don’t have to feel so self conscious about my pubic hair showing. I hate that. And the top part I got covers me up quite a bit too. And I also bought a cover up thing to wear over it all.
Hopefully I won’t look too ridiculous wearing it.
And what did buying a swimming suit have to do with the economy? Nothing at all, just thought I’d mention it.
So – I hesitate to ask for fear of looking like a fool if no one answers – is there anyone else out there who worries about the same swim suit things as me? Or worries about their pubic hair showing? Or hasn’t bought a swimming suit in like a million years and is amazed by the short and skirt bottom styles?
I guess I need to get out more often.
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